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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449464/the-role-of-bioglue-in-thoracic-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Aspasia Antonopoulou, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Davide Patrini, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: BioGlue is a commonly used sealant in thoracic surgery. Prolonged air leak and presence of bronchopleural fistulae (BPF) are often encountered in clinical practice. We therefore, investigated the role and the efficacy of BioGlue in these scenarios. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted by searching Medline [1966-2016] and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) [1999-2016] along with reference lists of the included studies. Included studies reported on thoracic surgery operations and use of BioGlue in thoracic surgical procedures, whereas excluded studies met at least one of the following criteria: non-English language studies, non-human population, studies on surgical specialties other than Thoracic surgery, reviews and meta-analyses and sealants other than BioGlue...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449028/surgical-therapy-of-thymic-tumours-with-pleural-involvement-an-ests-thymic-working-group-project
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Bernhard Moser, Elie Fadel, Dominique Fabre, Shaf Keshavjee, Marc de Perrot, Pascal Thomas, Geoffrey Brioude, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Sophie Viskens, Loic Lang-Lazdunski, Andrea Bille, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Enrico Ruffini, Francesco Guerrera, David Gómez de Antonio, Moishe Liberman, Nuria Novoa, Marco Scarci, Stefan Janik, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: Surgery for thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) with pleural involvement is infrequently performed. Thus, the value of surgical therapy for primary or recurrent TETs with pleural involvement is not sufficiently defined yet. METHODS: Twelve institutions contributed retrospective data on 152 patients undergoing surgery (1977-2014) on behalf of the ESTS Thymic Working group. Outcome measures included overall (OS), cause-specific (CSS) and disease-free (DFS) survival as well as freedom from recurrence (FFR)...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449000/three-year-follow-up-of-trabeculectomy-with-5-fluorouracil
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Friederike Lindemann, Niklas Plange, David Kuerten, Hannah Schimitzek, Antonis Koutsonas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of trabeculectomy with intra- and postoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) application in glaucoma. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with glaucoma planned for primary trabeculectomy with 5-FU and a minimum follow-up of 3 years were retrospectively analyzed. Success rates, postsurgical 5-FU injections, needling procedures, and complications were analyzed. RESULTS: Mean intraocular pressure (IOP) decreased from 27...
April 28, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448921/novel-bone-surrogates-for-cranial-surgery-training
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Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fürst, Benjamin Esterer, Peter Augat, Falk Schrödl, Stefan Hunger, Michael Malek, Daniel Stephan, Andreas Schrempf
Parietal graft lifts are trained on human or animal specimens or are directly performed on patients without extensive training. In order to prevent harm to the patient resulting from fast rotating machinery tools, the surgeon needs to apply appropriate forces. Realistic haptics are essential to identify the varying parietal bone layers and to avoid a penetration of the brain. This however, requires experience and training. Therefore, in this study, bone surrogate materials were evaluated with the aim to provide an anatomically correct artificial skull cap with realistic haptic feedback for graft lift training procedures...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447965/perspectives-of-using-of-aseptic-drains-for-abdominal-drainage
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Merab Kiladze, Paata Tutberidze, Maka Gogoladze, David Tugushi, Ramaz Katsarava, Tsismari Gatenadze
AIM: Aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using different types of drain tubes to prevent and reduce the drain-associated infection rate of abdominal drainage procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 80 cases of used so called "standard", "coladerm" and "chlorhexidine" drain tubes for abdominal drainage were analysed. "Standard" drain tubes were used 35 times and "coladerm" and "chlorhexidine" tubes - 20 and 25 times respectively. There were adopted in different elective and emergency so called "clean", "potentially contaminated" and "contaminated" abdominal surgical procedures...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447003/salvage-esophagectomy-for-persistent-or-recurrent-disease-after-definitive-chemoradiation
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Stephen G Swisher, Jenifer Marks, David Rice
Locoregionally advanced esophageal cancer is treated by some oncologists with definitive chemoradiation. The optimal strategy to treat persistent or recurrent disease after definitive chemoradiation is controversial. We reviewed the literature to determine current treatment options and optimal approaches. Salvage esophagectomy of relapsed or recurrent esophageal cancer has traditionally been associated with increased risk. Modern literature, however, suggests that in specialized high volume centers the risk of salvage esophagectomy when accompanied with various risk-reducing approaches (anastomosis in non-radiated esophagus, omental transposition, selective use of alternative conduits and two stage procedures) is similar to planned esophagectomy after neoadjuvant chemoradiation...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446544/cellular-expression-of-pd-l1-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-lung-cancer-patients-is-associated-with-worse-survival
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Daniel J Boffa, Ryon P Graf, Michelle C Salazar, Jessica Hoag, David Lu, Rachel Krupa, Jessica Louw, Lyndsey Dugan, Yipeng Wang, Mark Landers, Mahipal Suraneni, Stephanie B Greene, Samir Makani, Marisa Magaña, Lyudmila Bazhenova, Ryan V Dittamore, Jorge Nieva
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer treatment has become increasingly dependent upon invasive biopsies to profile tumors for personalized therapy. Recently, tumor expression of PD-L1 has gained interest as a potential predictor of response to immunotherapy. Circulating biomarkers present an opportunity for tumor profiling without the risks of invasive procedures. We characterized PD-L1 expression within populations of nucleated cells in the peripheral blood of lung cancer patients in hopes of expanding the role of liquid biopsy in this setting...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446532/next-generation-sequencing-ngs-analysis-on-single-circulating-tumor-cells-ctcs-with-no-need-of-whole-genome-amplification-wga
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Raffaele Palmirotta, Domenica Lovero, Erica Silvestris, Claudia Felici, Davide Quaresmini, Paola Cafforio, Franco Silvestris
BACKGROUND: Isolation and genotyping of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is gaining an increasing interest by clinical researchers in oncology not only for investigative purposes, but also for concrete application in clinical practice in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and decision treatment with targeted therapies. For the mutational analysis of single CTCs, the most advanced biotechnology methodology currently available includes the combination of whole genome amplification (WGA) followed by next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
May 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446019/a-novel-fusion-bead-procedure-for-nuclear-forensics-employing-synthetic-enstatite-to-dissolve-uraniferous-and-other-challenging-materials-prior-to-la-icp-ms
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David G Reading, Ian W Croudace, Phillip Edward Warwick
There is an increasing demand for rapid and effective analytical tools to support nuclear forensic investigations of seized or suspect materials. Some methods are simply adapted from other scientific disciplines and can effectively be used to rapidly prepare complex materials for subsequent analysis. A novel sample fusion method is developed, tested and validated to produce homogeneous, flux-free glass beads of geochemical reference materials (GRMs), uranium ores, and uranium ore concentrates (UOC) prior to the analysis of 14 rare earth elements (REE) via LA-ICP-MS...
April 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445381/regulatory-advocacy-update-american-society-of-plastic-surgeons-comments-in-response-to-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-draft-guidance-documents-on-human-cell-and-tissue-products
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J Peter Rubin, Richard A D'Amico, Ricardo Rodriguez, Sydney R Coleman, Paul Cederna, Scot Glasberg, Michael Neumeister, David H Song, Charles Butler, Keith M Hume
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance documents on human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products regulations. These proposed guidance documents can impact the practice of plastic surgery in the area of tissue grafting procedures. This article describes the relevant issues in these draft guidance documents, and presents the comments provided to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445349/surgical-determinants-of-patient-reported-outcomes-following-postmastectomy-reconstruction-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Ranjeet Jeevan, John P Browne, Carmel Gulliver-Clarke, Jerome Pereira, Christopher M Caddy, Jan H P van der Meulen, David A Cromwell
BACKGROUND: This national prospective cohort study compared the patient-reported outcomes of breast cancer patients undergoing postmastectomy autologous reconstruction to those who had breast implants, in terms of aesthetic appearance; levels of psychological, physical, and sexual well-being; and overall satisfaction. METHODS: Of 5063 women who underwent immediate reconstruction (n = 3349) or delayed reconstruction (n = 1714) between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2009, in England, 2923 women who gave informed consent were sent validated, procedure-specific, 18-month follow-up questionnaires...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444422/continuity-vs-the-crowd-tradeoffs-between-continuous-and-intermittent-citizen-hydrology-streamflow-observations
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Jeffrey C Davids, Nick van de Giesen, Martine Rutten
Hydrologic data has traditionally been collected with permanent installations of sophisticated and accurate but expensive monitoring equipment at limited numbers of sites. Consequently, observation frequency and costs are high, but spatial coverage of the data is limited. Citizen Hydrology can possibly overcome these challenges by leveraging easily scaled mobile technology and local residents to collect hydrologic data at many sites. However, understanding of how decreased observational frequency impacts the accuracy of key streamflow statistics such as minimum flow, maximum flow, and runoff is limited...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444228/improved-outcome-and-cost-effectiveness-in-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-under-general-anaesthetic
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Claire A Martin, James P Curtain, Parag R Gajendragadkar, David A Begley, Simon P Fynn, Andrew A Grace, Patrick M Heck, Kiran Salaunkey, Munmohan S Virdee, Sharad Agarwal
Aims: Outcome of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation remains suboptimal. Techniques employed to reduce arrhythmia recurrence rate are more likely to be embraced if cost-effectiveness can be demonstrated. A single-centre observational study assessed whether use of general anaesthesia (GA) in persistent AF ablation improved outcome and was cost-effective. Methods and results: Two hundred and ninety two patients undergoing first ablation procedures for persistent AF under conscious sedation or GA were followed...
April 21, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443951/bariatric-surgery-in-individuals-with-severe-cognitive-impairment-report-of-two-cases
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Everton Cazzo, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, Elaine Cristina Cândido, Luciana Bueno da Silveira Jarolavsky, Ana Maria Neder de Almeida, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
CONTEXT: Bariatric surgery has become the gold-standard treatment for refractory morbid obesity. Obesity is frequently associated with certain syndromes that include coexisting cognitive deficits. However, the outcomes from bariatric surgery in this group of individuals remain incompletely determined. CASE REPORT: A 25-year-old male with Prader-Willi syndrome, whose intelligence quotient (IQ) was 54, was admitted with a body mass index (BMI) of 55 kg/m2, associated with glucose intolerance...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443736/brain-resting-state-functional-connectivity-is-preserved-under-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-patients-with-pervasive-developmental-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan, Suparna Bharadwaj, Vincent Wourms, Audrey Tan, Michael T Jurkiewicz, David J Mikulis, Adrian P Crawley
Background Functional connectivity studies play a huge role in understanding the relationship between the network connections and the behavioral phenotype of patients with Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). However, some patients with PDD may not tolerate the imaging procedure while awake and they often need general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a confounding factor in functional imaging studies due to its effect on the functional connectivity. The objective of this study is to look at the resting state functional connectivity (RS-FC) under sevoflurane anesthesia in patients with pervasive developmental disorders...
April 26, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443287/brachial-approach-as-an-alternative-technique-of-fibrin-sheath-removal-for-implanted-venous-access-devices
#16
Charalampos Sotiriadis, Steven David Hajdu, Francesco Doenz, Salah D Qanadli
Implanted venous access device (IVAD) late dysfunction is commonly caused by fibrin sheath formation. The standard method of endovascular fibrin sheath removal is performed via the femoral vein. However, it is not always technically feasible and sometimes contraindicated. Moreover, approximately 4-6 h of bed rest is necessary after the procedure. In this article, we describe an alternative method of fibrin sheath removal using the brachial vein approach in a young woman receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442695/management-of-concomitant-cataract-and-glaucoma
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Giorgio Marchini, Piero Ceruti, Gabriele Vizzari, Davide Berzaghi, Andrea Zampieri
The coexistence of cataract and glaucoma represents a challenge for the ophthalmologist and the issue is still open to debate. The surgical management is based on both the visual field defect and the loss of visual acuity. The surgical options currently available are: (1) cataract extraction alone, (2) sequential glaucoma surgery and cataract extraction, and (3) combined surgery by 1 site or by 2 separate sites. Phacoemulsification alone is suggested when glaucoma can be controlled by medication and the visual field defect is moderate and nonprogressive...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442237/long-term-ert-monitoring-of-biogeochemical-changes-of-an-aged-hydrocarbon-contamination
#18
David Caterina, Adrian Flores Orozco, Frédéric Nguyen
Adequate management of contaminated sites requires information with improved spatio-temporal resolution, in particular to assess bio-geochemical processes, such as the transformation and degradation of contaminants, precipitation of minerals or changes in groundwater geochemistry occurring during and after remediation procedures. Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), a geophysical method sensitive to pore-fluid and pore-geometry properties, permits to gain quasi-continuous information about subsurface properties in real-time and has been consequently widely used for the characterization of hydrocarbon-impacted sediments...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442161/zurich-cementless-total-hip-replacement
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David Hummel
Total hip replacement (THR) is the gold standard treatment of intractable pain from hip dysplasia. THR procedures are divided into 2 main categories: cemented and cementless, with hybrid a combination. The Zurich Cementless THR system uses a combination of press-fit (acetabular component) and locking screw (femoral component) fixation designed to address the main challenge facing cemented systems (aseptic loosening) while providing the benefit of immediate stability with its novel locking screw implantation system for the femoral stem...
April 22, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441477/local-electron-correlation-treatment-in-extended-multireference-calculations-effect-of-acceptor-donor-substituents-on-the-biradical-character-of-the-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-heptazethrene
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Anita Das, Thomas Müller, Felix Plasser, David B Krisiloff, Emily A Carter, Hans Lischka
The implementation of a local correlation (LC) treatment of multireference (MR) configuration interaction approaches within the COLUMBUS program system is reported. The LC treatment is based on the weak pairs approximation of Sæbø and Pulay (Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem.44 (1993) 213) and a geometrical analysis of Walter et al. (Chem. Phys. Lett. 346 (2001) 177). The weak pairs interactions have been eliminated considering just the reference doubly occupied space leading to a straightforward program implementation and a conceptual simplicity in terms of well-defined localized orbitals...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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